Wed Apr 26 It has rained in showers all day, thundered some this evening.
Fri Apr 28 It continued to rain through the day and night, and was quite cold.
Sat Apr 29 It rained all the forenoon, but in the afternoon the clouds broke away and it looked as if it would clear off, pleasant, but towards night it came on to rain and blow hard and continued to all night and the freshet rose fast.
Sun Apr 30 It has rained the most of the day, and the freshet is rising higher, higher.
Tue May 2 It has been a pleasant day. We washed. In the morning the freshet was still rising, about noon, it came to a stand, and in the afternoon it began to fall a little. The ‘Hartford Republican” states the water had risen there29 1/2 ft. above low water mark, a fifth of the city is under water, 1500 persons at the least have been thrown out of employment, 3 or 4 drowned, the lots of property there and all along the river is very great, they have given the freshet the name of Nebraska flood, and state it to be the largest on record.
Wed May 3 Has been a cloudy day, rained some in the morning, and in the course of the previous night an ice house was carried away up to Chester. Caroline Miner landed here from the steamboat. Jane Harrison called here in the forenoon. The freshet continued to fall slowly.
Thur May 4 A cloudy day, rained the night before. Mrs.. Young called here, she took the steamboat to Middletown.
Fri May 5 It has been cloudy a part of the day, but very pleasant the rest until towards night when there was a shower and after it a rainbow. W’m Pitt Ely spent the day here and Oscar went home with him to spend the night.
Sat May 6 It has been a clear day, but the wind blew hard at the westward. Caroline Miner and Caroline Warner called here they took the boat to Middletown, Caroline M…… is going to school. We planted our flower-garden in the afternoon. The freshet is falling fast.
Mon May 8 A pleasant day. We washed.
Tue May 9 A pleasant day, in the forenoon I ironed. Mother cleaned house some. Towards night I called up to Mrs. Oren Binnings, Mrs. Frank LaPlace, Mrs. R LaPlace, and to Mrs. Jonathan LaPlace. Mrs.. Eliza LaPlace is visiting at Mrs.. Jonathan LaPlaces.
Wed May 10 It was calm and pleasant part of the day, and cloudy the rest with a little sprinkling of rain. The freshet has got pretty well down and there is (cr-s-ing) on the beach again. Miss Abby Phelps and her five children Mary Elizabeth & Caroline Matilda spent the day here. Caroline Warner landed from the steamboat and stopped and took dinner here. Towards night Mrs. Andrew called here. In the evening there was a thunder shower and it was showery through the night.
Thur May 11 A warm cloudy day. Mother and I commenced to piece a bed quilt. Mother rec’d a letter from Aunt E.
Fri May 12 It was foggy in the morning, in the middle of the day clear and warm, at night cloudy. We finished piecing the bed quilt. Marion Chapel called here in the morning, she went to Middletown in the Portland.
Sat May 13 It was cloudy in the morning the rest of the day warm and pleasant, Mr. Hubbard and Mr. Shaddick from Middletown called here. In the afternoon, I went over to Hamburgh to the stores, and called to Aunt Mary amd took tea. Mrs. Lyon and her five youngest children were there. Harriet LaPlace came home yesterday.
Mon May 15 It was foggy and cloudy in the morning but soon cleared off and was warm and pleasant the rest of the day.
Tue May 16 Was a pleasant day, sprinkled a little in the morning for a while. We cleaned kitchen.
Wed May 17 Was a cloudy day. Mother was sick with a headache.
Thur May 18 Was a cloudy unpleasant day, rained all day. The freshet is rising again. Mr. Hungerford called here.
Fri May 19 It was cloudy in the morning, but cleared off quite warm.
Sat May 20 It was foggy and cloudy in the morning but soon cleared off and was warm. This afternoon it clouded up again. Ellen & Ernest went to Hamburgh and spent the day. Ellen went to Aunt Emma’s and Ernest to Aunt Mary Ann.
Sun May 21 In the morning it was foggy and cloudy, but along in the afternoon, cleared off warm and pleasant a while and then clouded up again.
Mon May 22 A pleasant day. In the morning Mother went to Essex in a boat with Mr. (Oliphalet) Brockway, and walked up towards (night). We washed before she went. Towards night I called over to Mr.. Damen’s.
Tue May 23 Another pleasant day. In the forenoon I cleaned a bedroom, this afternoon sewed.
Wed May 24 A warm day. Mrs. Taylor & little boy and Caroline Miner came down from Middletown in the Cricket, they called here. Ellen LaPlace came home from school with (Is…) to spend the night. Marion Chapel called here.
Thur May 25 In the forenoon it was clear and pleasant, there was a thunder shower about 1 o’clock, and an eclipse of the sun at 4. Uncle Jacob & Aunt Emeline arrived here in the afternoon, they came from Boston the day before. They left their oldest child home and brought the other with them, his name is Louis Bradford he is 7 months old.
Sat May 27 It was pleasant most of the day. Mrs. Hungerford spent the day here.
Sun May 28 Was a warm day. In the afternoon, Uncle Jacob, Aunt Emeline & I went to meeting. Mr.. Chilendess preached. Toward night Mrs. Hungerford, Mrs. Matilda LaPlace, Harriet LaPlace and Emma W……. called here.
Mon May 29 A pleasant day. I commenced to work on a collar.
Tue May 30 Was an unpleasant day, rained in the afternoon. Uncle Jacob, Aunt E………. went on board the Cricket for Hartford, and were going from there to Boston.
Thu Jun 1 A pleasant cool day. Mrs. Miner Mrs. Taylor spent the forenoon here. Mrs. Taylor took the boat for Middletown. Father came ome from the fish place at night. They have got through fishing, they have caught but a few shad, the freshet flooded the fish place. Was a warm day. Dr. Babcock came to see Mother she has not been very well for 2 or 3 days.
Mon Jun 5 Another warm day. I washed. Mother is some better. Mr.. Selden Post and wife called here they took the boat for Hartford.
Tue Jun 6 Another warm day. I baked some and ironed some. Father went on board the Cricket at 2 o’clock, and went to Middletown and came down in the Granite State. Mr. (D-xin) took breakfast here. Towards night I called up to (Mrs.. Abbi Phelpses) .
Wed Jun 7 There was a thunder shower in the morning and it rained by spells through the day, there was another thunder shower in the evening. Mr. Post and wife landed here from the Cricket, they took dinner here. Catherine Ely came here at night.
Fri Jun 9 Was a clear windy day. ElizaTrask and Harriet LaPlace called here, Eliza went on board the Cricket to go to Lyme, from thence she was to take the cars to New London. Mr. Jonathan LaPlace and wife and little girl Arabella and Mary (Leay) landed from the Island Belle. I went over to Mrs.. Harrison’s and spent the evening. Elizabeth Warner is boarding there.
Sat Jun 10 It has been cloudy most of the day and very cool. In the afternoon I went over to Hamburgh in a boat with Father. Mrs. Nancy (Damon) went over and back with us, and Mrs.. L (Damon) came back with us. Towards night I called up to Mr. Frank LaPlaces and rode from there up to Mr. Miner’s with Joseph Warner Elizabeth and called.
Sun Jun 11 Was a cloudy day, towards night Caroline Miner, Caroline Warner , Marien & Leona C called here.
Mon Jun 12 It was very warm in the forenoon, but about noon there was quite a shower which made it cool and comfortable the rest of the day. We washed. Mrs.. Harrison and Elizabeth Warner called over here in the evening. Mr. Horace Chapel died in the morning at 5 o’clock, he died in Boston of the comsumption.
Tue Jun 13 Was a cloudy day, on the forenoon I ironed, in the afternoon commenced to work on another collar. Towards night I called up to Mrs.. Jefferson Warner & Mrs.. Jonathan LaPlace.
Wed Jun 14 It has been a very warm day. In the afternoon Father carried Mother and the baby over to Aunt Mary Ann, to make a visit , Lewis went over there from school. Mrs.. LaPlace called here she intended to spend the afternoon, but Mother was gone, so she did not. I heard thunder shower this evening.
Thu Jun 15 It was very warm in the forenoon, but in the afternoon it was cloudy and rather cooler and thundered some, but did not rain here. Mr. Jonathan LaPlace came here to work on a barn: Father has torn down the old one and is going to build another.
Fri Jun 16 Was another warm day, foggy at night. i.Mother came home about noon. Aunt Mary Ann sent me a present of a breast pin.
Sat Jun 17 Commenced to work on a pair of undersleeves.
Sun Jun 18 It has been a warm day. Towards night I called up to Mrs.. Miner.
Mon Jun 19 A very warm day. Towards night clouded up and thundered some, but it did not make out a shower here. We washed.
Tue Jun 20 Another warm day. In the forenoon Heber and I went to Essex. I called up to Aunt Janies and took dinner , we got home about 3 o’clock, there was no school, Elizabeth Warner was sick. Towards night I called up to Mr. Henry LaPlace and Mr. Jefferson Warner.
Wed Jun 21 Was cool comfortable day. In the afternoon they raised the barn.
Thur Jun 22 A cloudy day, sprinkled some in the forenoon. Heber carried me over the river and I went down to Miss Mary (Doan..) and called.
Fri Jun 23 Was another cloudy day. In the forenoon I went up to Mrs. Henry LaPlace’s and callled, towards night Henry LaPlace came down and buchered our calf.
Sat Jun 24 It was cloudy some of the day, and pleasant some. Mother went over to Mrs. Louisa Post’s and spent the afternoon, Jane Harrison, George Warner and (Treb) spent the eve here.
Sun Jun 25 A pleasant day. Jane Warner was buried, she died the Friday night before. I went to meeting at half past 5 o’clock. Mr. Loveland preached.
Mon Jun 26 Another pleasant day. We washed. Towards night I called over to Mrs. Post’s. Isabel went over to (Angenette Tooker, to spend the night. Albert Ely spent the night here.
Tue Jun 27 A warm day. (Celic) Brockway came down to spend the night with Ellen.
Wed Jun 28 A warm day, the wind blew fresh at the southward. Marion (Chapel) and Leora called here. Marion went to Middletown in the Island Belle she took Cora Banning with her. Towards night it clouded up and thundered some. Uncle (Calvin) called here and I went to Hamburgh with him and went down to Uncle Wms to spend the night, Louisa is sick.
Thu Jun 29 Another warm day. In the morning Aunt Emma Louisa and I went a riding we rode up to Aunt Mary Ann’s and back. In the afternoon I came home, went over to Mrs. Harrison’s to spend the night as she was alone.
Fri Jun 30 A cloudy unpleasant day, rained in the forenoon. I finished working my undersleeves.